Smile Kid

Smile Kid

by We the Kings
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Smile Kid

With their 2007 debut, We the Kings modeled their sound after groups like Jimmy Eat World and The Academy Is, mixing slickly produced pop songs and bleeding-heart lyrics to tuneful effect. The approach may have been familiar, but songs like "Check Yes Juliet" still packed one hell of a sugary punch, and the Kings became emo royalty as a result. Smile Kid arrives two years after that album's release, bringing with it another batch of hooks and a polished, compressed sound courtesy of producers S*A*M & SLUGGO. Frontman Travis Clark knows his audience well, and his summery songs appeal to everything that emo pop fans find holy. The guitar riffs are anthemic, the melodies are supersized, and the lyrics rarely stray from such carpe diem sentiments as "Let's make champagne rain down from the sky, let's toast to the night!" Older listeners might not get it, but the Kings' fans should find plenty to smile about with this release.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/08/2009
Label: S-Curve Records
UPC: 0807315200626
catalogNumber: 52006
Rank: 91902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

We the Kings   Primary Artist
Danny Duncan   Drums,Group Member
Travis Clark   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Sean Gould   Ukulele,Flamenco Guitar
Hunter Thomsen   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Drew Thomsen   Bass,Group Member
Demi Lovato   Vocals

Technical Credits

Travis Clark   Composer,Programming
Eric Stenman   Engineer
Howie Beno   Engineer
Sam Hollander   Composer,Programming
Kenny Luong   Vocal Engineer
Sean Gould   Engineer
Marc Urselli   Engineer,Piano Engineer
Jason Debiak   Art Direction
S*A*M   Producer
Sluggo   Producer
Dave Katz   Composer,Programming
Mike Caffrey   Drum Engineering
Grant Michaels   Programming

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